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Sanctuary Belize, Andris Pukke, Todd Cook, Peter Baker & Ameridebt

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Please see updates on July 15, 2013 and July 23, 2013 to this article at bottom. Recently tips and information has been trickling in regarding an old debt relief industry name I had not heard for awhile, Andris Pukke. Pukke was nailed by the FTC for his operation of Ameridebt and even did some jail time for it. You can ... Read More »

Former Ameridebt Credit Counseling CEO Headed to Jail

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Andris Pukke, the former head of the nonprofit credit counseling group Ameridebt was sentenced to 18 months in jail yesterday. This marks his second trip back to jail for activities that began with his credit counseling operation in Germantown, Maryland. Pukke pled guilty in January to hiding funds from authorities after he was ordered to turn over all funds for ... Read More »

Why the Debt Relief Industry Needs GetOutOfDebt.org

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photo © 2008 Dan Perry | more info (via: Wylio)In the early 2000s I received a call from a regulator friend that changed my life and eventually led to the work I do here reporting on the debt relief industry. This was back in my Myvesta days and the regulator friend said, “Steve, I’m planning to go after Ameridebt by ... Read More »

Andris Pukke Pleads Guilty in AmeriDebt Coverup. Probably Headed to Prison.

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In court documents just released, former Ameridebt founder and leader, Andris Pukke has pled guilty to obstruction of justice in his effort to hide millions of dollars of money from his debt relief enterprise. As part of the plea agreement, Pukke, pleads guilty to obstruction of justice and now faces up to ten years in prison, a fin and three ... Read More »

Credit Counseling Groups in the Crosshairs With Pay For Performance History

This comes straight from a tipster (send in your tips here) who directed me to the site of Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy. I reached out to CPM for additional information but as of the time of publication I had not heard back. Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy is continuing its investigation into fraudulent “debt counseling” and debt collections in the subprime ... Read More »

Interesting Connection Between Ameridebt, Debt.Com and Harborfields High School

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Just this morning I reported about the trials and tribulations of Stephen Todd Cook and Debt.com getting slammed by the FTC. Well thanks to a tipster (send in your tips here) it appears Cook has a long standing involvement in the debt relief world and it goes way back to Ameridebt and Infinity Resources Group, both of which were previously ... Read More »

Debt Settlement Industry Invaded by the Mafia, Mob, and Organized Crime

I have been doing a number of reviews of companies in the debt settlement industry lately and one thing has become very clear, the industry seems to be rife with some really bad people. Now nobody wears a tag around their neck that says “I’m in the Mob” and there is no Mobbook to look at but what is very ... Read More »

Tim McCallan And His Nine Lives in the Debt Relief World

Timothy T. McCallan may be the smartest person in the underworld of debt relief industry. Under his direct and indirect manipulation the debt management and debt relief world has changed invisibly over many years. I would argue that Tim McCallan may be the biggest fish to have never been caught in any regulator crackdown. The McCallan story really centers around ... Read More »

Receiver’s Application in FTC vs. Ameridebt Regarding Contempt of Andris Pukke and Peter Baker

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I’m publishing this in relation to another story I’m working on and the material will be relevant to future postings. Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook Case 8:03-cv-03317-PJM IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MARYLAND SOUTHERN DIVISION RECEIVER’S APPLICATION FOR ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE AS TO WHY ANDRIS PUKKE AND PETER BAKER SHOULD ... Read More »

FTC Files Lawsuit Against AmeriDebt

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FTC Files Lawsuit Against AmeriDebt November 19, 2003 Agency Alleges that “Credit Counseling” Firm Misrepresents Costs and Nature of Its Services The Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint in federal court charging that a national organization that promotes itself as a non-profit credit counseling agency is engaged in deceptive practices. According to the FTC’s complaint, the defendants have misrepresented ... Read More »

The American Consumers Nuclear Winter

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With so little time before the next presidential election it is a good time to take a quick look at some important issues that are impacting the wallets and purses of the American consumer. Under the Bush administration consumers were significantly harmed by unreasonable and unfair bankruptcy reforms that clearly helped big business, hurt consumers and only made bankruptcy more ... Read More »

Consumer Debt Resources Review

Address: New York: 535 Broadhollow Rd. Suite A-21 Melville NY 11747 Maryland: 702 Russell Avenue Suite 401 Gaithersburg, MD 20877 Florida: c/o Andris Pukke 3129 Cape Circle Margate, FL 33063 Website: Description: Consumer Debt Resources, Inc. is a now defunct Florida company that was formed by Tim McCallan and Andris Pukke. Andris Pukke ran the largest credit counseing group to ... Read More »

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